Telling Your Story

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The Science of Mind Archives is here to support you and your Center in telling the story of who you are and what you do through video, audio, pictures and print so you can capture and share your history through social media with your spiritual family, other Centers, curiosity seekers and with the world at large.  

Why is this important?

This teaching changes lives! Your Center has impacted and transformed many lives and it is important to capture these stories.  Many people in your congregation that were responsible for creating what your Center is today and who you are right now won’t be here forever.  In 20 or 30 years, who is going to know what we were doing right now in the future? It is important to capture what is happening to keep an ongoing history.

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How can the Archives help you?

Are you organized? What is the current state of your archives?  How can we assist you with getting to your desired state of creating a digital representation of your history? 

  •             Stuff in boxes?
  •             Stuff that needs to be cleaned up?
  •             Is it lost in someone’s basement, on someone’s phone, on someone’s computer—somewhere??

Let us help you to create a streamlined system to organize your cherished memories so you can find them and put them into a beautiful historic video or another form of published archives.

From just getting started to the finished project–and everything in between–here are all the steps you will need to capture lasting memories and share them with the world.

Planning Your Project

  1. Chose the story 
  2. Chose how you want to tell it (How present it? What elements you want to include? Video? Narrative story? Interviews? Website with photos/stories from this year?)
    1. Stills from project can be used for newsletters, promotional material, on the website, etc.
  3. Chose your team
  1. Chose the story

Key benchmarks in your history:

When was your Center founded? Who was the Spiritual Leader? Who was the initial Board of Trustees? First Practitioners? Other founding members? Where did you meet?

            Other benchmarks:

                        New building?

                        New ministers?

                        New group?

                        New direction?

                        Major events? Speakers?

                        Number of members

                        Number of volunteers

                        Youth program



      At annual meeting:  Year in review. Take information from it.

Equipment (Images: Video Camera; Document)

      Video, audio (microphones), software, photos, lighting, backdrop


      Where is your audience: Internal? External? Both (Ideal)

                  Copyright music, production music (RULES, LAWS)

                              Livestream—videos being pulled for using copyright music

                              Musicbed. If off a CD, busted.  Creative Commons (free places, links. Music released for use. Permissions.  Certain codes in video that show you have permission to use music.

      BEST OPTION:Create own music for video/audio software.  



General Overview:Options. Things you can do. This is where you can find more information. Trust your team.

Planning Your Timeline!

Sample Timeline: 

Backwards timeline: Figure out when is your event and back up 6 months to a year to plan it.




Example Anniversary Project:

  • Need a lead point person to guide the project
  • Determine team (who, how many people, roles)
  • Team helps to determine launch date
  • Team helps determine benchmark dates
  • Team determines equipment and software
  • Archived materials organized and digitized
  • Who are you interviewing?
  • Set up scheduling of interviews
  • What different elements do you want to include in the video?
  •             Music
  •             Narration
  • First draft review
  • Final release

Assets and Media: 

Determining what you have and what you need

Do you have priceless photos? Do you have audios from a service from 1940’s that you want to be part of it?  Do you have a church program from 50 years ago?

            If you do, this media needs to be put in a form that can be used in the video.



  • Getting Organized:
    • Center Treasure Hunt! Find priceless bits of history that can be part of this presentation.
  • Labeling files consistently (By event? By date? By group?) Easy to navigate and find what you need.
  • Labeling photos (who, what and when)
  • Scanning pictures (include specifications)


            Getting Organized:


Science of Mind Archives
and Library Foundation
573 Park Point Dr.
Golden, CO 80401

Kathy Mastroianni
Executive Director

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